snaps from the weekend: st. pete girls’ getaway

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Friday morning, I packed up the car and drove west to St. Pete beach to meet up with six friends for a girls’ getaway weekend at the Tradewinds Sandpiper. It was a glorious three days, and the break was exactly what I needed to recharge my batteries. Here’s a few Cliffs Notes from the weekend:

Record-breaking luggage volume between 7 girls for 2 nights. Heaven help if any of us ever add children to the mix.

Pina coladas, skinny Patron margaritas, bahama mamas, vodka-spiked Arnold Palmers, top shelf champagne, moscow mulespop rock martinis, and a Corona or two.

A sunset dinner on the deck at Crabby Bills.

A hostile takeover of the Instagram feed.

A birthday arm party for Perry.

The best — and biggest — breakfast from The Frog Pond.

More SPF than you can even imagine, and not a single sunburn.

A wild afternoon at the PCI bar. Stand-out random quote from Drunk Guy #6 as he passed our table: “I like your hat. And your starfish earrings.”

Uh-mazing pulled pork and blue cheese balsamic potato chips at Beachwood BBQ and Burgers.

A little quiet alone time on the beach with the second book of the Hunger Games after all the girls hit the road Sunday morning.

My body is back at work today, but my brain is still in beach mode. Why does it seem like you always need just one more day after a vacation? I’m feeling extra blessed today to have such an amazing group of girlfriends that are so darn fun to hang with. Can’t wait for the next getaway!

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12 Comments

  1. Are those cannabis leaf shaped earrings? Classic!

    Posted 4.17.12 Reply
    • Haha, no! They’re little starfish! :)

      Posted 4.17.12 Reply
  2. I live near st. pete and has never had an awesome adventure like this! :) The photos are awesome and looked like you had a blast!!! Just lovely.

    Posted 4.15.12 Reply
  3. urbanyoung wrote:

    Hello! I’m actually from South Africa and am a first-time blogger who absolutely loves everything small, fashionable and colorful> I’m absolutley crazy about the pictures you took from your fun weekend with the girls. Hope to see many more fun pictures.

    Posted 4.11.12 Reply
  4. It’s great that you had such a fun time! I can’t wait until I can get away from work and just relax out in the sun.

    Posted 4.11.12 Reply
  5. Sounds delightful!!!

    Posted 4.10.12 Reply
  6. Amy wrote:

    looks like you had a great time

    Posted 4.10.12 Reply
  7. Anne wrote:

    Looks like such a great and relaxing – and colorful! – weekend. But a girl could always use one more day; I returned from a Florida beach too and am not quite as excited about catching up on real life as I was about catching up on reading on the beach…

    Posted 4.10.12 Reply
  8. urbanyoung wrote:

    Reblogged this on urbanafrique and commented:
    totally loving the whole color form…sweet

    Posted 4.10.12 Reply
  9. Aimee wrote:

    And also fun that you have girlfriends that you can EAT with! lol Nothing better than beach grubs.

    Posted 4.9.12 Reply
  10. love it :) so fun xx

    Posted 4.9.12 Reply
  11. shannon wrote:

    What an amazingly fun weekend!!! Great pictures.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

    Posted 4.9.12 Reply

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